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    Any Good Movies or DVDs? - starting Fall 2010 until ?

    I just bought the 4-disc set of Discovery Channel's mini-series, When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions. It's a 6-part mini-series, narrated by Gary Sinise, that covers American manned spaceflight from Project Mercury to the International Space Station. The episodes include interviews with the astronauts - including Neil Armstrong, who talked about the Apollo 11 lunar landing! That fact alone made this a "must-have" set for me, since Mr. Armstrong's always been reluctant to talk about his experiences in space (he's a very modest, quiet man from what I understand).
    The series also features a lot of never-before-seen footage from the NASA archives in addition to the astronaut interviews.
    I highly recommend this set to anyone interested in space exploration.

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    There's a real reel classic showing on TCM right now: Kind Hearts and Coronets, the epitome of the British comedy, made in 1949. Dennis Price plays a man who murders eight of his relatives (all played by Alec Guinness) in order to inherit a dukedom.

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    How to Train Your Dragon.......

    You got to get this one, Y'all. It's a lovely ,lovely little film you will enjoy completely.

    Ans even better..................Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole.

    You need to see this film in 3D to truly appreciate how good the animation is. This animation company, an Australian outfit called Animal Logic, has conquered an amazingly difficult feat in animation which is the proper movement of feathers/hair/water, tremendously difficult substances to move correctly in CGI. Since virtually every single character in the movie is feathered, you can see what an achievement this is. It's a wonderful film you will enjoy greatly. It's worth the money to go see it, I assure you.
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    I watched a couple of episodes of The Mary Tyler Moore Show tonight; then I put Ratatouille into my DVD player. Fun movie....

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    I saw "How to Train Your Dragon" for a second time this evening, after renting it from the lone remaining Blockbuster in the area.

    I have to say, I am beginning to strongly consider buying the DVD... The plot is simple (some might say flat), but well done, and it has a surprising amount of oomph and darkness to it. The aerospace engineer in me was positively ecstatic about the series of prototypes and "wind-tunnel" tests that Hiccup performed while designing his stabilator. And God do I love the soundtrack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fireand'chutes77 View Post
    I saw "How to Train Your Dragon" for a second time this evening, after renting it from the lone remaining Blockbuster in the area.

    I have to say, I am beginning to strongly consider buying the DVD... The plot is simple (some might say flat), but well done, and it has a surprising amount of oomph and darkness to it. The aerospace engineer in me was positively ecstatic about the series of prototypes and "wind-tunnel" tests that Hiccup performed while designing his stabilator. And God do I love the soundtrack.

    "Go Baby!"

    If you do buy the DVD, go to Target and get the twin pack that includes the short film "Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon" on the other disc. I think I paid $22.95 for my set.

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    Caught Cowboys and Aliens this afternoon. Thoroughly enjoyed it, like all alien invasion flicks in particular and most science fiction movies, generally, a suspension of disbelief is necessary, but still a lot of fun. One aspect that I particularly enjoyed was the location shots in an area where I had done field work: Ghost Ranch, NM.
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    Last night I watched Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs on Disney Channel. I hadn't intended to watch it; I was going to watch some programs I'd taped that afternoon. But since they were just going through the movie's opening credits when I tuned in, I figured I might as well view it, and watch my tapes later (which I did). Besides, it's been years - decades, even - since I last saw Snow White, so it would seem "fresh" to me once again. And sure enough, there were scenes in the movie that I'd forgotten about.

    Amazing, isn't it, when you consider the fact that this film's 74 years old?
    A timeless classic for the ages, truly...
    BTW, the movie's artistic style reminds me a lot of Max Fleischer's animated efforts - Gulliver's Travels, the Superman cartoons he did, etc.

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    I pulled out an old favorite on DVD and watched it again tonight: Chicken Run (from the creators of Wallace and Gromit).
    A thoroughly charming movie - and a wonderful spoof of war movies such as The Great Escape!

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